For Parents & Caregivers

Counseling Services recognizes that the transition to college can be an exciting and stressful time for many families. Counseling Services Staff can provide consultation to parents and caregivers who may be concerned about their student's emotional wellbeing. As a reminder, we are a confidential service and will not be able to disclose information about whether your student is currently participating in our services. We can listen to your concerns and assist you in developing a plan to best support your student. If you are concerned about your student and want to discuss an issue, please contact Counseling Services at 312-369-8700.

The services provided by our department are described on our Key Services page. We also have a handout for parents and caregivers available for download here.

Counseling Services recommends families prepare students to utilize health insurance benefits for any mental / behavioral health services not provided by Counseling Services, including but not limited to:

For assistance with learning about and accessing your student’s mental / behavioral health care coverage, please refer to Finding an Outside Therapist. Counseling Services clinicians and clinicians in the Office of Student Relations (312-369-8595) are also available to assist your student with accessing mental / behavioral health care in the community.